Fourteen-year-old Lauryn Cook will be representing the Northern States at the 2013 State Games of America by carrying the torch in the opening ceremony, as well as competing in two events at the games.
Lauryn has been skating with the Rhinelander Figure Skating Club for 11 years, and has competed at the Badger State Games for seven years.
The 2013 State Games of America, held in Hershey Pa., is an amateur Olympic-style event. There are more than 10,000 athletes representing 41 states in 26 events.
More than 1,000 United States Figures Skating Association skaters are registered for this event, which takes place July 31 through Aug. 4.
A participation criterion for Wisconsin skaters is medaling at the Badger State Games.